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Victoria & Alfred Hotel | On the Waterfront Piehead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 6677
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: After a long day of business or leisure allow us to indulge you in OYO...
After a long day of business or leisure allow us to indulge you in OYO Restaurant & Cocktail Bar or relax alfresco on the quayside Terrace and enjoy the unique setting and atmosphere with majestic Table Mountain in the background. With our great selection of wines and local craft beers, the quayside terrace is the perfect place to unwind.
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Good for:
Romance
Scenic view

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good but not brilliant..

Went together with my wife during a business trip to Cape Town, our meal was good but nothing fantastic, the service levels were good, our waited was quite knowledgeable and this was good when we asked a few questions. Would we visit again, sorry no we would not

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Jacmac00
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went together with my wife during a business trip to Cape Town, our meal was good but nothing fantastic, the service levels were good, our waited was quite knowledgeable and this was good when we asked a few questions. Would we visit again, sorry no we would not

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a great lunch at YOY today. Labneh sallad and steak. Good food, drinks and great service by Jamiel. A must when in Waterfront!

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Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I ate here with an outside table for lunch. We had oysters and tempura prawns to start, both of which were very good. I took the Caesar salad for lunch which was very bland and I would not recommend it. My wife however, had the Springbok which was well cooked and very tender. The waiter also made... More 

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Rey F, General Manager at Oyo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have addressed the challenge you noted with the Caesar Salad, and our teams members on speed of service. If you would like to contact me directly prior to your next visit, it would be my pleasure to personally welcome you back. rm@vahotel.co.za More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We arrived at Oyo at around 11:00. When the waiter arrived, we were told that the kitchen was closed and we could not get any food. So we ordered coffee, which was as expected, nothing special. But the strange thing is that my plain black decaf coffee cost R26, a whole rand more than my wife's mocha cafe latte. Not... More 

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Rey F, General Manager at Oyo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our coffee prices are structured according to their ingredient make up. Apologies this caused confusion. Our breakfast service ends at 11am and lunch commences at 12pm, that being said we apologise for not being able to arrange a meal during this period. Please could you contact me via rm@vahotel.co.za as we would like to welcome... More 

Guiseley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After a tour of South Africa,s finest attractions it was fitting that six fellow travellers should finish their journey with a superb meal at the Oyo which is the in house restaurant attached to the V & A Hotel. You do not need to be a resident guest to enjoy the hospitality The food is delicious and the staff are... More 

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Rey_Franco, General Manager at Oyo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely experience with us. We are indeed glad you got to witness the incredible view, service and food. Rey More 

Todmorden
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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

we ate here last night, lovely spot. You can sit outside overlooking the Harbour and if you are lucky you can see the seals playing. The service was very friendly. We had Tempura prawn to start, they were nice, followed by fillet steak which was excellent. The wine is also reasonable. We were served by Mark who was so nice,... More 

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Rey_Franco, General Manager at Oyo, responded to this review

The view from our terrace overlooking the harbour and Table Mountain is certainly one of the best. We are very happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and will pass on the kind words to Mark. Rey More 

St Andrews
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156 reviews 156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We ate here on our last visit to Cape Town and remembered the good food and service, so decided to eat here this trip. Our waiter, Mark, was absolutely superb, attentive and efficient. The food was excellent, generous portions and cooked very well. We didn't find it any more or less expensive than other waterfront restaurants.

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Rey_Franco, General Manager at Oyo, responded to this review

Thanks kindly for adding your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience and will certainly pass on your comments to Mark. Rey More 

Knusford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We ate here after having gone on a "sun downer" cruise so it was fairly quiet by the time we arrived. Staff were all very friendly and food good. Not cheap but you are paying for the wonderful location and views as well as the food. Would recommend it.

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Rey_Franco, General Manager at Oyo, responded to this review

Thanks very much for joining us and adding this great review. Rey More 

Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

You don't need to be a hotel resident to eat at this excellent restaurant. We chose a table outside, overlooking the harbour. at about 6.45pm. The food was outstanding - I had the fish and chips and my wife had the beef burger. The service was attentive and yet discreet. We had Hesta's Malva pudding to share for dessert. Had... More 

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Rey_Franco, General Manager at Oyo, responded to this review

We are super proud of Hester for producing such a great treat, and very thankful for your kind words and sharing your dining experience with us. Rey More 

South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When we recently visited the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, we decided to go to a restaurant that we had not visited before. We decided on Oyo restaurant and cocktail bar at the Victoria and Albert Hotel. We were seated next to the water with a beautiful view of the harbour. Lunch for us was fish in a batter and... More 

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Rey_Franco, General Manager at Oyo, responded to this review

Thanks kindly for the kind words. Dining on our quayside terrace overlooking the waters edge and majestic Table Mountain is always a sublime experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Victoria & Alfred Hotel | On the Waterfront Piehead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 6677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 60
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Scenic view

Description

After a long day of business or leisure allow us to indulge you in OYO Restaurant & Cocktail Bar or relax alfresco on the quayside Terrace and enjoy the unique setting and atmosphere with majestic Table Mountain in the background. With our great selection of wines and local craft beers, the quayside terrace is the perfect place to unwind.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?